Professional Learning

The importance of professional learning

The Standards Council believes that  practitioners should continue their professional development throughout their involvement in CLD, with professional learning as an integral part of their practice.
The commitment to Professional learning is one of the essential criteria of registering with the CLD Standards Council.

Professional learning support from the CLD Standards Council

Professional Development Strategy : Growing the Learning Culture
Promoting a “learning culture” and providing advice for practitioners, employers and other partners learning, development and improvement.

The i-develop  web service is designed to support creative and innovative learning and development for CLD practitioners.

Supporting the National professional networks
We work in partnership with the  National professional learning networks providing CLD Standards Council staff support and access to funding opportunities.  Information on the networks can be found on i-develop.

Standards Mark
The Standards Council has worked with partners to develop the Standards Council Standards Mark, which supports employers to develop their organisation as a learning community for their workforce.

The role of the Professional Learning committee

The Standards Council’s work on professional development is led by the Professional Learning committee. This ensures that we respond to the challenges and opportunities identified by the field, while engaging with and influencing relevant broader developments.